A selection of Lord McNally's votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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My Lords, the interventions on Northern Ireland show just how important Ireland remains as this matter unfolds. Will the Minister clarify where Sir Robert Peel now sits in the Conservative pantheon? Is he a traitorous Prime Minister who sold out his party, or is he, in fact, an example to any Prime Minister of someone who put national interest before party interest in the way he carried out...
My Lords, I rise for two reasons. First, there is every danger that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, will intervene again if any time is left. Secondly, I put to the Minister a saying that was beloved of an old mentor of mine, Joe Gormley of the miners’ union. He said, “Don’t build platforms for malcontents to stand on”—but I fear that that is exactly what the...
I am still within the time limit and I think that the Minister will have time to answer, so he should take no notice of those sitting to his left. I will leave him with one thought that worries me. It is the Conservative and Unionist Party that is overseeing the greatest threat to this union—and that should give some pause for thought.
More of Lord McNally’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1995
Currently held offices
- Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (since 17 May 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
- Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (13 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (13 May 2010 to 18 Dec 2013)
- Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Leader In the House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Leader, House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (24 Nov 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (24 Nov 2004 to 15 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Broadcasting), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Deputy Leader, House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 15 Nov 2004)
- Member, Draft Communications Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Public Service, Committee on (30 Apr 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (3 May 1979 to 15 May 1987)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
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- Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord McNally’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 71.23% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 17 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1377 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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